The Lavabre-Cadet Cocktail gloves are distinguished by the very fine touch conferred by the lamb leather from which they are made, glazed, like the famous Avodka cocktail that inspired their colour, created on a winter evening in a corner of the Hemingway bar, hence their silk lining. In late autumn and the holiday season, it seemed appropriate to us to evoke this hue also and subtly reminiscent of the nuances of your Crimean Christmas tree.
If the present of the house Lavabre Cadet is prestigious, its past is no less so, born in 1946, it is founded by Francis Lavabre in Millau, the living heart of French glove-making. The talent and quality of the work carried out in his workshops soon made Christian Dior, Chanel and Givenchy, followed by most of the major Parisian firms, to crowd into Francis and Lucette Lavabre’s workshops. For more than 70 years, Cadet Lavabre gloves have been designed, created and manufactured in France, a precious and more than rare, almost unique thing; let’s say, the gloves makers making their gloves in France must be counted on the fingers of a muffle, more or less things.
Unchangeable tools, gestures and quality, Lavabre Cadet gloves were and remain, through the benevolent takeover operation carried out in 2013 by Camille Fournet, among the most beautiful in the world.